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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Ajith to do another film with Boney Kapoor after 'Pink' remake

   Thala Ajith's 'Viswasam' has turned into the most successful film at the Tamil Nadu film industry giving a merchant offer of 75 Crores. He is as of now in Hyderabad shooting for 'Thala 59' at the Ramoji Rao Film City. The movie is the remake of the Bollywood film 'Pink' that featured Amitabh Bachan.

    The thing that has your attention as soon as you enter the office is a life-sized portrait of Sridevi. The other walls have paintings she used to sketch, posters of films she had acted in, and those that were produced by her husband, Boney. “I can feel her presence all around, and it’s like she’s right beside me,” begins Boney, who reveals that he’s got plans down south, for, after the Pink remake, he will be doing one more film with Ajith. Surprised, we ask how he zeroed in on Thala…


      “Our relationship with Ajith goes way back,” he begins, “Shalini had worked with Sri in quite a few films, and we had met the couple together on quite a few occasions as well. We were looking for an actor from the south for a cameo in Tamil and Telugu versions of English Vinglish, and when we requested Ajith, he consented immediately and came down to Mumbai to shoot entirely at his own cost. At around this time, Sri and I got talking about doing a film in Tamil. She had started her career from the Tamil film industry and we've wanted to do Tamil and Telugu films because this is where she got her initial fame and stardom. Even I had a strong association with the south — I’ve done several remakes in Bollywood, and also produced few of Ram Gopal Varma’s Telugu films. My first independent film, Hum Panch, was directed by Bapu, and it was the remake of a south film. I've remade several films of Bhagyaraj, and Anil (Kapoor, his brother) had done Mani Ratnam’s first film. But the kind of bonding that we developed with Ajith was amazing. It was while discussing the possibility of making a Tamil film that Sri wished he’d act in our home production. We met post English Vinglish and a few ideas were thrown around. I met some directors he suggested, but nothing worked out till about a year-and-a-half ago, when he asked, ‘Why not do Pink?’ Sri was delighted because she felt the content was appropriate for today’s time. She also felt that Ajith could bring in whatever is required to make the film work in Tamil. Unfortunately, this mishap happened and I was left to take this project forward all on my own, sans Sri. This is the beginning of a new journey for us; it’s almost like a dream come true. Had she been around, she would have been…”

    H.Vinod is directing 'Thala59' and is also helming 'Thala 60' for the same producer Boney Kapoor.  Now is is reported that Boney Kapoor has bought the remake rights of the critically acclaimed Egyptian film 'Hepta: The Last Lecture' and is planning to cast Ajith in the lead role for Tamil version.  The film speaks about the seven stages of love and if things fall in place will be the third collaboration between Ajith an Boney.

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